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broad subject: police service
from: Crime and Policing Group (CPG) – policing directorate
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces, including through closer collaboration with other emergency services
enhance the democratic accountability of police forces and fire and rescue services
build public confidence in policing
strengthen the protections for persons under investigation by, or who come into contact with, the police
ensure that the police and other law enforcement agencies have the powers they need to prevent, detect and investigate crime
further safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation
The act itself provides for a small number of its provisions to come into force either on the day of Royal Assent or 2 months afterwards (on 31 March).
In addition, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service has now made the first commencement regulations (the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/399)) bringing other provisions of the act into force on either 3 April, 6 April or 2 May.
This circular provides details of those provisions of the act that are coming into force on or before 2 May. It will be supported by more detailed operational guidance to the police and others.
A glossary of abbreviations used in this circular is contained in Annex A.
Point of contact
A point of contact for each of the provisions in this circular can be found in Annex B.